Blue and Gold Basketball Tournament

Memories of the Blue and Gold Tournament

"I find myself going back just to enjoy good basketball. Must be in my DNA. Like my dad, I'm as interested in the players as I am in the game. Who are the leaders? How does a team handle a loss? Then in the coming years, I enjoy seeing which colleges the stars choose and how they do at the next level. Of course I will attend the Greenwood game, my former classmate's grandson is a Blue Jay."

Dr. Richard E. Thompson, MD, Class of 1951

  • Missouri State University, 1953

  • Vanderbilt University, 1955

  • Washington University School of Medicine, 1959

Dr. Thompson is a well-known writer and columnist and now teaches medical ethics online at Drury University.

2022 Blue and Gold Tournament Dec. 26, 27, 28, 29

The 2022 Blue and Gold Tournament passes for adults and students cn be purchased at Great Southern Bank Arena during each day's games.